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25 April 1864: “I will let them rot and not disgace this Sheet by a recital of thier traitorous iniquities”

Item description: Chauncey Brunson Welton (1844-1908), a soldier in the 103rd Ohio Infantry Regiment, U.S. Army, wrote to his mother, Julia A. Welton, from camp at Bulls Gap in eastern Tennessee. His letter relates how his regiment had recently left … Continue reading

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3 February 1864: “You will consider yourself under arrest …”

Item description: Letter, dated 3 February 1864, from General Longstreet’s Eastern Tennessee Headquarters to General Lafayette McLaws, relieving him of his command and placing him under arrest.  These actions preceded McLaws’ court-martial (and eventual exoneration) for failure to cooperate with … Continue reading

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13 November 1863: “…The loss of Slaves, fencing, stock subsistence etc will prevent our doing much in the way of farming for several years…”

Item description: In this letter, 13 November 1863, William Lenoir in Atlanta, Ga.,  wrote to his cousin, Rufus Theodore Lenoir, in Fort Defiance, N.C., with an update on the family’s business interests that were at risk during anticipated Yankee occupation. … Continue reading

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